Description published Jan 11, 2013|Description updated Jun 09, 2016


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Exploit:Java/CVE-2013-0422 is a malicious Java applet that attempts to exploit a vulnerability (CVE-2013-0422) in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE), in order to download and install files of an attacker’s choice onto your computer.

If you visit a website containing the malicious code while using a vulnerable version of Java, the exploit is loaded. Note, however, that a number of legitimate websites could be compromised or unwillingly host a malicious applet through advertising frames which could redirect to or host a malicious Java applet.

Update vulnerable Java applications

This threat exploits a known vulnerability in Java. After removing this threat, make sure that you install the updates available from the vendor. You can read more about this vulnerability in Java, as well as where to download the software update from the following links:

It may be necessary to remove older versions of Java that are still present. Keeping old and unsupported versions of Java on your system presents a serious security risk. To read more about why you should remove older versions of Java, see the following information.


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